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WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

Ljubicic has no chance IMO, just look at Monte-Carlo this year.

Rafa shouldn't lose more than 7-8 games.
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Re: WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

Rafa 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
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Re: WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

i want to say ljubo given that he's defeated nadal before but he's 0-7 in sets against nadull on clay

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Re: WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

The match is on Ljubo's racket. But he won't win.

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Re: WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?

Verdasco atleast had the game to beat Nadal in a parallel world where he also had the head to finish it.

All that is left in Nadal's draw is really Soderling, other than that we have 33 year olds, 220th ranked and god knows who will take Murray's SF spot? Chela?

With his luck maybe Simon will beat Soderling in 5 sets?

Horrible stuff.

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Re: WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

If he serves as good or if possible even better than today, then Ljubo has a chance. We saw even today, not to mention the first two rounds, how vulnerable Rafa is right now, and he gets broken easily. I expect, if nothing, at least a few really tough sets.


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Re: WWW RG R4: Nadal vs. Ljubicic

Head says Nadal wins 99 times out of 100. Heart says it is that special 100th time. Go Legenda!
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this is nothing like Monte Carlo, then was awful weather and courts were much slower + Nadull lost his mojo since then...Ljubo will make it competitive at least
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Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?

Verdasco atleast had the game to beat Nadal in a parallel world where he also had the head to finish it. All that is left in Nadal's draw is really Soderling, other than that we have 33 year olds, 220th ranked and god knows who will take Murray's SF spot? Chela?

With his luck maybe Simon will beat Soderling in 5 sets?

Horrible stuff.
Fiasco is nadull favorite bitchboy,,,,Conditions here are better suited for the old mans game the MC,,off-course nadull will win but it will be more competitive than the bye fiasco would have given him.Verdasco as a consistent top ten player is a disgrace for the sport.

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Why do all difficult draws turn out easy in the end for Rafa?
I don't think Rafa's draw was difficult apart from a possible meeting with Söderling.

Davydenko is surely a bad match-up for Rafa but clay and best of 5 is another story and as we have seen you have to beat a few other players first before you get the chance to play against Rafa.

It's not Rafa's fault that other players lose but does it really make a difference if he plays against Verdasco or Ljubicic?

Credit to Ivan for making a good run in the later days of his career but Rafa has played a few matches in Paris meanwhile, got used to the court and even though his level at the moment might not be as strong as in the past years he should win this match without losing a set.
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Rafa in 3 6-3 6-1 6-(1 or 2,3 or 4)

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If Ljubicic serves the way he did today and Rafa plays the way he has done so far Ljubicic could take a set or two

Berdych | Murray | Tsonga | Monfils | Raonic | Soderling
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Nadal in 3 easy sets
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nadal will win in 3

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baldicic will achieve nothing more than providing some service returning practice to the king.......
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